Number Distribution Terminology in Samoan

Distribution Numbers


When distributing things per object use the prefeix ta’i.   For example:


3 pencils per student.

E ta’i tolu penitala a le tagata aoga. 


1 candy per child.

E ta’i tasi lole a le tamaititi. 


When this distribution prinicple for people, use the term ta’ito’a before the number. 


10 people per bus.

E ta’itoa sefulu tagata a le pasi. 


15 students per class.

E ta’ito’a sefulu lima tagata aoga a le vasega.  

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